Six faculty members named CIC-ALP Fellows

May 30, 2013  

The Office of the Provost has selected six faculty members to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program during the 2013-14 academic year. The CIC is a consortium of the Big Ten member universities plus the University of Chicago.
“The CIC Academic Leadership Program engages faculty from all CIC institutions in programming that highlights the skills and attributes of senior academic leaders along with the challenges and rewards of academic leadership," says Steve Abel, associate vice provost for faculty affairs. 

"Since 1989, nearly 1,000 fellows have participated in this program, and they have gone onto serve across the country with distinction as university presidents, provosts and deans.”
The new Academic Leadership Program Fellows are:

Teresa Taber Doughty

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* Teresa Taber Doughty is professor of educational studies in special education and the associate dean for learning in the College of Education. She received her B.S. from Auburn University and MEd and PhD from Georgia State University. Her research interests include assistive technology, stimulus control, transition planning and examining effective instructional strategies leading to increased community participation for individuals with severe disabilities and autism. Doughty is the recipient of an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy, and she has served as a provost fellow, the inaugural dean's fellow in the College of Education, chair of the core curriculum committee, co-chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Council and a member of the University Senate. Nationally, she serves as a member of the board of examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and was recently selected as the next executive director for the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities in the Council for Exceptional Children.

Richard Grant

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* Richard Grant is a professor of agronomy. Grant's research focuses on the physical and chemical interaction between the atmosphere surface boundary layer and biological systems. His work has included extensive studies in aspects of climate change, including the exposure of people and plants to solar UV radiation related to changes in stratospheric ozone and the emission and deposition of trace gases such as ozone, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane. Grant completed his undergraduate degree with distinction at Duke University. He received a Master of Forest Science at Yale University and a PhD at State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry. He has spent sabbaticals at the Institute of Meteorology and Physics in Austria, the Institute for Meteorology and Climatology Research in Germany and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was designated a distinguished professor by the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and he taught short courses in Mexico and Germany. He is also president of a nonprofit organization that is engaged in facilitating educational opportunities for youth in underdeveloped countries.

Nancy Peterson

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* Nancy Peterson is professor and head of the Department of English at Purdue. She earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Peterson is a specialist in contemporary American literature and culture, with particular expertise in analyzing women's literature and ethnic texts from interdisciplinary perspectives. A primary focus of her research is on the workings of history and memory in literary, visual and cultural texts. She is the author of two books, "Against Amnesia: Contemporary Women Writers and the Crises in Historical Memory" and "Beloved: Character Studies," and she has published two edited collections, "Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches" and "Conversations with Sherman Alexie." Peterson has won teaching awards from the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts and is a member of Purdue's Teaching Academy. She has been active in her professional field as well, and she has previously served on the executive committee for the teaching of literature for the Modern Language Association. She currently serves on the executive committee for the MLA's Division on American Indian Literatures.

Bill Oakes

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* Bill Oakes is the director of the EPICS program and a professor in Purdue's School of Engineering Education, with courtesy appointments in the Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. He earned his B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E. from Michigan State University, worked as a design engineer for GE Aircraft Engines and earned a PhD at Purdue. He has been recognized for his work in engineering education and, in particular, in service-learning as a co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering's Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. He also has received the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers' Educational Excellence Award and the American Society for Engineering Education's Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education. Oakes was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He has received many teaching awards at Purdue, including the College of Engineering's Dean A.A. Potter Outstanding Teaching Award three times, and he has been inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers. He is a fellow in the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Michael Schutz

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* Michael Schutz is professor of animal sciences and associate head of his department, in which he coordinates Purdue Extension programs. A Minnesota native, he received a B.S. and M.S. in animal sciences at the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in animal breeding at Iowa State University. Following a postdoctoral fellowship with the USDA's Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory and two years as chief geneticist for Canadian beef improvement, Schutz joined the faculty at Purdue in 1996 as assistant professor and Extension dairy specialist. Schutz has impacted Indiana's dairy industry by organizing individuals to lead Indiana's growing dairy industry, improving milk quality, guiding dairy producers through changes in dairy-farm economic conditions and engaging youth in preparation for dairy-related careers. He has been recognized with the prestigious Sharvelle Award as Purdue's outstanding Extension specialist and the Steve Atkisson Dairy Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to the state's dairy industry. Schutz has utilized his engagement with the dairy industry to enhance his instruction of dairy production and management classes. Additionally, he has supported his outreach program with multidisciplinary research in dairy cattle genetics and management in the areas of genetic decision-making for grazing farms and precision dairy-farming technologies.

Laurel Weldon

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* S. Laurel Weldon is a professor of political science. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, where she won the Laurence Cabot Howard award for scholarly excellence and commitment to social justice. Weldon is the founding director of Purdue's Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, and she co-chaired the president's task force that established the Global Policy Research Institute at Purdue. Weldon is an expert on social movements and social policy. In particular, her work focuses on the role of social movements in influencing public policy; violence against women; representation and public policy; women, work and poverty; and comparative and international research that is global in scope. Weldon is the author of more than 20 articles and book chapters as well as two books. She is also co-editor of the first ever "Oxford Handbook on Politics and Gender." In a project supported by the National Science Foundation, Weldon compiled the largest-ever database of women's rights and women's movements. She is a past president of the women and politics research section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and she is a member of Council for APSA. Her most recent book won the Victoria Schuck Award for best book about women and politics. 

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